|Brittain's Ida or Venus and Anchises - Edmund Spenser; Phineas Fletcher|
LibriVox recording of Brittains Ida by Edmund Spenser or Venus and Anchises by Phineas Fletcher. Read in English by Thomas A. CopelandWhile hunting, the boy Anchises stumbles upon Venus's forest retreat and is so kindly entertained by the goddess that he becomes the proud father of Aeneas, the hero of Vergil's Aeneid. The poem is an epyllion like Marlowe's "Hero and Leander" and Shakespeare's "Venus and Adonis," a short erotic poem with a mythological subject...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; mythology; epyllion
|Hero and Leander - Christopher Marlowe|
LibriVox recording of Hero and Leander, by Christopher Marlowe. Read by Thomas A. Copeland. Two young people, the epitome of young masculine and feminine beauty, fall in love at first sight, but their union is forbidden by the tyranny of their guardians and of geography itself, for they live on opposite sides of the Hellespont. To enjoy one night of love, Leander dares to swim this formidable strait, unluckily meeting the god Neptune along the way...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; epyllion; love; homoerotica; burlesque; heroic verse; tragicomedy; unfinished
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